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Aloha Candy Hearts

by (author) Anthony Bidulka

Publisher
Insomniac Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2013
Category
General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781554831142
    Publish Date
    Oct 2013
    List Price
    $19.95

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Description

From the calm Pacific to the storm-tossed prairie, a teasing puzzle turns into a frightening game of cat and mouse for gay PI Russell Quant. Russell can’t be sure whether a dead man’s surprising last gift will take him on a treasure hunt or a treacherous game of life or death. With a series of clues spanning decades—from a shocking modern-day murder to Saskatoon’s dark, hidden past—he revisits the harsh realities of early homesteading, investigates the blackmail of one of the literary world’s most esteemed writers, and digs for clues at the site of a never-forgotten scourge. As past reveals future, the hunter becomes the hunted. Racing to keep up with his latest case, Russell must balance his professional life with the demands of a wedding, a memorial, and at least one home-cooked meal at Mom’s. With the Hawaiian sand barely shook free from his hair, Russell is confronted, professionally and personally, with the harsh consequences of indecision. Saying aloha is not always easy. Welcome to the world of Russell Quant….Russell can't be sure whether a dead man's surprising last gift will take him on a treasure hunt or a treacherous game of life or death. With a series of clues spanning decades — from a shocking modern-day murder to Saskatoon's dark, hidden past — he revisits the harsh realities of early homesteading, investigates the blackmail of one of the literary world's most esteemed writers, and digs for clues at the site of a never-forgotten scourge. As past reveals future, the hunter becomes the hunted. Racing to keep up with his latest case, Russell must balance his professional life with the demands of a wedding, a memorial, and at least one home-cooked meal at Mom's. With the Hawaiian sand barely shook free from his hair, Russell is confronted, professionally and personally, with the harsh consequences of indecision. Saying aloha is not always easy.

About the author

In 1999 Anthony Bidulka left his career as a corporate auditor to pursue writing and never looked back. His books have been nominated for several awards and Bidulka was the first Canadian to win the Lambda Literary Award for Best Men's Mystery. When he isn't writing or busy volunteering on boards, Bidulka loves to travel the world, collect art, walk his dogs, obsess over decorating Christmas trees (it's a thing) and throw a good party. His motto: life is short, so make it wide! Please visit his website at www.anthonybidulka.com for further information about Anthony and his books. Anthony lives just outside Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

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Editorial Reviews

Bidulka touches on a variety of serious issues ... while neatly weaving these strands into an engaging mystery. — Quill & Quire

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